In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The pieces in Musicks Hand-maide are transcriptions of such music, played here on the virginals.
- Some Flemish ‘mother and child’ virginals were made effectively double-manual by having a small 4 virginals tucked away in a drawer beside the keyboard.
- It's a chest of whistles, it's a set of virginals, it's just about anything you want to make of it.
- The Musical Director tried out some tunes on the virginals but none of them was up to much until they came to this one.
- The virginals in Vermeer's The Music Lesson are recognizable as instruments created by the firm of Ruckers, and the standard dimensions of their design are used as a cross-check by Steadman for the dimensions of the room as a whole.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.